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New for summer.

Fashion never stops innovating, and this season’s no exception. Iridescence is a hot look, on a holographic dresses or metallic clutch. Netted mesh is seen in breezy tops and daring insets. Full skirts are back for a ladylike silhouette. The classic white button-down blouse was seen with necktie detailing, embellishments and asymetrical cuts from Rachel Zoe or Viktor & Rolf. Sweatshirts have taken on a luxe status with bright colors, splashy patterns and a classic slouchy silhouette. Power suits with coordinated color separates feature bold patterns and bright colors. And lots of runways for spring/summer looked like training camp with athletic dresses, baseball caps and letter jackets. See the InStyle pictures

Uncode the invitation.

Your clue to choosing the right garb is sometimes confusing. Here’s a quick guide. Black tie is formal wear, tuxedos and cocktail or evening dresses. Black tie optional allows a dark suit. Resort formal is warmweather code for bright and lightweight clothes. For semi or business formal, wear a cocktail dress or dressy suit that would be appropriate in the board room. Cocktail attire is short, elegant dresses and dark suits. The little black dress is perfect. Dressy casual is trousers and a sportcoat for him, a dressy pants look for her. Casual includes jeans, tshirts and sneakers. Got it? You’ll always have more fun wearing the right outfit (and we’ve seen every variation including red sneakers and white tie).

Dressy biking.

When the urban commute is by bicycle, carrying an extra set of office clothes can be a drag. So San Francisco designer Parker Dusseau has created a Commuter Suit that breathes, wicks and allows a range of motion while presenting a classic downtown look. They’ve built the suit of Superwool with a touch of spandex and engineered shoulder seams, crotch gussets and button cuffs to make riding comfortable.  They’ve even created a moisture wicking dress shirt to complete the commuting ensemble.

Cotton is king.

Spring and summer wouldn’t be nearly as comfortable without classic cotton. Breathable, long-lasting and easy to clean, cotton’s a staple for every wardrobe, from workwear to sportswear, casual to classy. Yes, cotton will wrinkle (we all do, after a few years) but a few laundry-room tips can help. Try air drying cottons to avoid shrinkage and fading from hot dryers. Mist lightly with water before ironing for a crisp finish. Or let us delight you with drycleaned or laundered cotton cleaning. We make chinos, golf shirts and jeans look crisp and fresh.

Lasting memories.

Preserving treasured garments is a specialty that allows sharing today’s moment with tomorrow. We carefully remove stains, repair damage, clean and archivally package wedding gowns, veils, even gloves. In an easy-to-store package, your memento is safe for the future. And we go beyond bridal, with christening gowns, special event garb, uniforms and textiles. When you want it to last for generations, start with our preservation service. It’s the best way we know to save the happiness forward.